So you survived Christmas but how about New Year’s Eve or Day or all those football games?
That’s right – you are going to need to make PLENTY of snacks/appetizers for any of these occasions coming up and we are BACK to bacon-themes and I’ve got a doozy for you. It’s also an EASY DOOZY. Especially if you are like my Mom (the Royal Mom of course) and enjoy using your crockpot to cook up yummy stuff while you’re cleaning the house for guests or setting a table or WHATEVER you need to do! This snack will be ready to go.
Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
8 oz. bacon (or more of course if you are a bacon nut like we are)
1-8 oz. package cream cheese cut into cubes
1/2 lb. ground beef
8 oz. shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese blend (Mom gets this particular mix in a package at the grocery BUT you can always whack up your OWN combination of cheeses if you don’t like cheddar/Monterey jack).
2 tablespoons parsley (optional – adds nice color though)
1 -10 oz. can diced tomato with green chili peppers (Ro-Tel is the one Mom buys)
- Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving drippings in the skillet.
- Break ground beef into the skillet; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain beef, return skillet to stove, and reduce heat to low.
- Stir diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, cream cheese, and shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend into ground beef. Crumble bacon and stir most of it, reserving a few teaspoons for garnish, into beef mixture; cook and stir until cheese begins to melt, 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to a slow cooker.
- Cook in slow cooker on Low until hot and bubbly, 2 to 3 hours. Stir parsley into the dip. Garnish with reserved bacon. Keep in the slow cooker set to Low to serve.
You can serve this with just about anything – those scoop tortilla chips are good – so is thinly sliced bagette or crostinis. It’s a “loose” dip – the scoops are the easiest.
This stuff is really delicious. You can double it if you have a lot of people coming over or they are the type who can eat buckets of appetizers while talking, watching football, partying, watching a movie, etc.
So – we here at Castle Baconia will be having a New Year’s Celebration. No fireworks though. We are NOT big on fireworks. Especially your King – I am not a fan. But I will enjoy my Mom and Dad having their traditional bottle of bubbly between them to toast and bring in the New Year. Twenty nineteen……..good grief…….time does fly doesn’t it?
A fun flashback photo – our original King of Baconia – Sammy along with yours truly your current King of Baconia, Teddy!!
Long Live Baconia…….